When Tampa Bay reaches 68 degrees or colder, manatees seek out the refuge of the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach. Open Nov 1 - April 15
What's not to enjoy at this cost?
So pretty! Very kid friendly. Kudos to TECO for doing this.
Love it here just enjoying seeing the manatees and being by the water makes my day
Totally awesome place to see. And free = automatic win
We were here the first weekend of February and there were SO many manatees!!
The best place on earth saw so many manatees!!!
Come and see the manatees, relaxing in the warm water. Scenic view. Variety of birds & fishes. We saw blue crabs too! There's a small gift shop. Also, there's a energy generator plant (contrast).
This place is pretty cool if you happen to fun yourself in Orlando, I suggest you come!
So awesome!!! Free and so much nature. The new observation tower is nice!!
Great place! Make sure you go on the peer through the mangroves!
Check their web site in advance so you will know whether or not to expect the stars of this show to be present.
SO neat. Lots of manatees to see & opportunities to see other wildlife. Good walking too.
Be sure to check out the indoor exhibit all about Tampa Electric. Very interesting!
Nice day for Manatee migration. Pretty cool!
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Come on a cold day at high tide.
This place is amazing!! Beautiful surroundings and Manatee's for the viewing. Also an educational center, gift shop and snacks. They are only open November to April.
Open for the season
Go online for camera view
Cool to see these creatures. Not born performers, though.
It's a great day to see manatees!
Get there early-limited parking!
Closed until November 1
Take a walk out in the viewing platform! It's well worth it!
Amazing juxtaposition of nature and industry!
Lots of manatees !!
January and February are the times to go as there are literally hundreds of manatees here